Precious Holding

Shan Goshorn, Cherokee / American, 1957 - 2018
Eastern Band of Cherokee



Arches watercolor paper, archival inks, acrylic paint and buckskin; doubleweave

Overall: 3 1/2 × 5 1/2 × 11 in. (8.9 × 14 × 27.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Virginia and Preston T. Kelsey 1958 Fund

© Shan Goshorn



Place Made: United States, North America


21st century

Object Name


Research Area

Native American

Native American: Southeast

Not on view


Signed, on bottom, center, in black ink: Shan / Goshorn

Course History

ANTH 05, Introduction to Archaeology, Nathaniel Kitchel, Summer 2019

NAS 30.19, Indigistory, Gordon Henry, Fall 2019

ARTH 5, Introduction to Contemporary Art, Mary Coffey and Chad Elias, Winter 2020

RUSS 7.06, Doing Things with Words, Ainsley Morse, Winter 2020

NAS 30.21, Native American Art and Material, Jami Powell, Spring 2020

NAS 30.21, Native American Art and Material, Jami Powell, Spring 2020

Exhibition History

Native Ecologies: Recycle, Resist, Protect, Sustain, Owen Robertson Cheatham Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-July 15, 2019.

Weaving History into Art: The Enduring Legacy of Shan Goshorn, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma, January 15-April 11, 2021.

Publication History

John R. Stomberg, The Hood Now: Art and Inquiry at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2019, p. 219, ill. plate no. 150.

Susan Neal, Weaving History Into Art: The Enduring Legacy of Shan Goshorn, Tulsa, Oklahoma: Gilcrease Museum, 2020, pp.86-87.


The artist; sold to present collection, 2018.

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